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ERIC Number: EJ1154408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Ethnicity and Mother Tongue in Population Censuses: From Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro
Bugarski, Ranko
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v38 n8 p742-752 2017
Taking the former Yugoslavia and some of its successor states as a case study, this article examines the concepts of ethnicity and mother tongue (with a side glance at religion) as employed in recent population censuses. A special focus is on the sometimes considerable discrepancies between the ethnic and linguistic affiliations of the respondents, a phenomenon commonly disregarded but potentially opening the door to manipulation of census returns in the service of particular interests. It is shown that, while having separate rubrics for the two features is in itself a useful methodological tool, their mutual relationship should be carefully investigated rather than simply taken for granted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Yugoslavia; Serbia; Montenegro; Croatia
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